The weather has been kind of wacky this spring. Lots of rain, cold nights, frost in the mornings, heat on in the car going to work and air conditioner on coming home. I complain about it, sure, because my yard needs cutting but is too wet to even try. But I don’t worry about it.  There is one thing for sure: I cannot control the weather.  All I can do is dress for it.  I adapt until things change.

                I believe that we can all benefit from that attitude. Not just about the weather, but about all the “un-controllable“ things in our life.  Jesus said in Matthew 6:27 “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”  That is an awesome teaching.  The key to that, though, is  recognizing all the things that are out of our control; the foremost being people.  For the most part people are out of our control. We can offer advice, let our feelings be known, and even get a little “preachy” but the bottom line is that they will do what they want to do.  The only One who can change people is God, Himself.  And I’ve seen Him do it.  I suspect that you have, too.

So, how do we handle those things, and people, we cannot control? Paul tells us in his letter to the church at Philippi: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”  (Philippians 4:6-7)

We usually phrase it like this:  Turn it over to the Lord.


Bro. Tony, pastor

Church on the Bluff